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Supper clubs face challenges, but some live on

June 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Before “neighborhood” restaurants had corporate headquarters, before there were 24-hour cable networks devoted only to food and before anyone ever dreamed of photographing a meal to post on the Internet, going out on a Friday night involved a certain ritual. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Roxy was comfortable after 33 years at ‘the Boot’

May 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Behind the scenes, when a business falls by the wayside, it leaves unemployed people in its wake. So Roxanne “Roxy” Ganyo Worden is one of a couple dozen employees who have been treading water since the Bronze Boot closed down in May. She had been a waitress there for 33 years. That takes us back to 1979 when “the Boot” was in its heyday. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: On Syttende mai, an Uff da for the closing of the Bronze Boot

May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Dear Shirley, Even though we are Danish, I have to admit that the Norwegians think of everything. This is Syttende mai the Norwegian Independence Day and they are serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their lodge at 1401 Ninth Ave. S. in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

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Bronze Boot Closed and Up For Sale

May 16, 2012 in WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) – A Grand Forks restaurant open since 1954 is closed and for sale after health inspectors ordered immediate repairs. Continue Reading

Grand Forks’ Bronze Boot restaurant, established 1954, is closed and for sale

May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Open since 1954, the Bronze Boot Steakhouse and Lounge in Grand Forks will not reopen anytime soon: It is for sale. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Here’s hoping the Boot stays alive and kicking

May 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As the world now knows, Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty sometimes writes in “North Dakota Nice” code. If she devotes most of her column to a restaurant’s napkins, decor, parking and other nonessentials, that might be because she’s too polite to write about the food. But no one has needed codebooks to understand Marilyn’s columns about the Bronze Boot. Continue Reading

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Longtime Grand Forks Restaurant ‘Bronze Boot’ Closes

May 9, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – The Bronze Boot Steakhouse and Lounge, an institution in Grand Forks’ north end since 1954, has closed. Continue Reading

Bronze Boot, a Grand Forks institution since 1954, closes

May 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Bronze Boot Steakhouse and Lounge, an institution in Grand Forks’ north end since 1954, has closed.
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THE EATBEAT: Bronze Boot makes meals seem like special occasion

August 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

An evening meal at “the Boot” is always on occasion. It comes as close to the old supper club ambience as you find. Continue Reading